Nov 30 AT 12:17 PM Taylor Wimberly 2 Comments

Google tweaks mobile Gmail and search results for movies

Google has been busy this week improving all their mobile apps. This continues their trend of focusing on web apps while slowly moving away from native Android apps. First up, Google Search results for movies got a face lift. The new movie listings page now includes buttons to play trailers right on your phone, ratings and categories, movie posters, upcoming showtimes, and a concise list of the nearest theaters and their distances from you.

Next up, Google tweaked the UI for their mobile Gmail, Latitude, Calendar, and Tasks. The header area has been made darker to give it more contrast and the buttons are 47% larger to make them easier to tap.

New changes to mobile Gmail.

New changes to mobile Gmail.

What other Google services would you like to see get updated for mobile?

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  • William Furr

    I’ve never used the web Gmail client on a regular basis. Maybe I should try it out. It looks a lot better than the stock Android client in Cyanogen’s build or on AOSP.

    How does it interact with notifications? Should I leave them on for my regular gmail client and just use the web interface when I get a notification? How about the sync? Maybe if I was on stock Android the space for gmail sync would be an issue.

  • md

    I want the google reader “send to” feature on the mobile version. and I can’t wait for the google voice update. I spent some time in Europe recently and used Voice all week to communicate. I imagine they’ll unveil the voice update when it goes public.